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Doesn't heat anything up any more. Everything else works. Sounds normal when operating. Probably a key part replacement, is it a DIY job or do I need to pay someone?

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If it was just a simple matter of popping in a replacement part, you could probably do it yourself. The trouble is that you need to figure out what part is bad, or what other problem is causing the oven not to work. (It's not always bad parts; sometimes it's a connection that's come loose or an interlock switch that's out of adjustment).That means working on the oven with power on and the cover removed, which exposes lethal voltages. It also means being able to follow the circuit diagram and knowing how to measure voltages and test components. Unless you have the tools and skills to do this, you should pay a professional to check the oven and give you an estimate for the repair. This will keep you safe, and will ensure that repairs are done correctly to avoid possible microwave leakage or other improper operation.

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